OilCan may bring Userscripts to the Android browser

Posted on March 11, 2009. Filed under: Tech News | Tags: , |

By Lee Mathews, Downloadsquad


Userscripts can be incredibly useful. I’ve got several (like some of Jay’s suggestions) installed in Firefox and can’t imagine surfing without them.

Got an Android handset and wish you could utilize your favorite scripts in its browser? You might not have to wait much longer. Developer (and Google staff employee) Jeffrey Sharkey is hard at work on OilCan, which promises to do just that.

For now, you’ll have to be satisfied with Sharkey’s short Vimeo demonstration as OilCan is still in the proof-of-concept stage. It would be a fantastic addition to Android’s browser should it be “eventually released” as a binary for the platform as Starkey states on his web site.


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